Category Archives: Flooding

On the Radio: Water Quality Research


This week’s On the Radio segment covers water quality research being done at the University of Iowa. Listen to the audio below, or continue reading for the transcript.

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Iowa Soybean Association urges review of EPA proposal


A proposed rule released this week by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) clarifying its jurisdiction over waters of the United States under the Clean Water Act deserves a thorough review and farmer input, says the Iowa Soybean Association (ISA).

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Hazards Research


Eric Tate, a University of Iowa faculty member, is also a hazards geographer, who researches and studies issues closely related to floods. Currently, Tate is interested in the social dimensions of floods. He models human populations to determine who is … Continue reading

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On the Radio: Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement Protest


This week’s On the Radio segment covers Iowans’ concern over the DNR handling manure spills in the state. Listen to the audio below, or continue reading for the transcript.

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For now, flood forecast good news


The National Weather Service issued its first flood potential outlook of the year last week. Below are locations along the Iowa River and the probability that flooding will occur between now and May 26: Iowa City: Minor flooding, less than … Continue reading

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“You Can’t Stop Urban Flooding”


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Watershed Projects


Eight watershed demonstration projects covering 606,000 acres have been selected to receive $4.1 million in funding through the Iowa water quality initiative over the next three years.

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Construction begins on Wever fertilizer plant


The Iowa Fertilizer Company’s plant in Wever, Iowa will be one of the top fertilizer plants in the world. According to Dave Pearson, a director for Orascom Construction Inc., the plant will have the ability of producing 7 million tons … Continue reading

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‘Adapting to Weather Extremes’


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Climate change – a divider of Iowa politics


Despite the strengthening consensus among scientists, climate change continues to be an issue that Iowan Democrats and Republicans disagree on.  Democrats say that disagreement has impeded progress on measures that would encourage energy conservation and development of renewable energy. They … Continue reading

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